|[qd-4262] Ambient Sky - Sky Full of Silent Stars - Gerard Pontino|
Full of soothing melodies and lush beats, Sky Full of Silent Stars is a summer downtempo album that invigorates as it relaxes. Ambient Sky (Gerard Pontino) is able to distill all the best elements of his hometown of Bacolod into eleven tracks that celebrate laidback relaxation, smooth waves, and soothing textures. The result is a tropical vacation in your headphones. DETAILS: Total Runtime: 59:07 Eleven mp3s encoded at 128 and 160 kbps, 44.1 kHz stereo.
Keywords: downtempo; chillout; lounge; ambient; electronica
|[qd-4235] Acid42 - Madlangkanta|
Five tunes by Acid42 [Lionel Valdellon] which combine ethnic instrument samples and tribal folksong from the Philippines, with modern beats and electronic arrangements. Think ethnic electronica, or ethnotronica. "Madlangkanta" literally means "song of the masses" in Filipino, referring to the folksong origin of some of the melodies and song structures used in this album.
Keywords: ethnic, tribal, electronica, hip hop, acid42
|[qd-4260] Silverfilter - Tribes EFX and 307 (Live Hardware Set) - Cyril Sorongon|
Silverfilter (Cyril Sorongon) used to gig around the Philippines using a formidable array of Korg Electribes and various hardware. Before he saw the light and switched over to a software and MIDI controller setup, he recorded for posterity this full-on live dance set which features the techno, breaks, and hard-hitting house styles he's come to be known for. Over more than 2 hours, Silverfilter treats us to his energetic spirit where he bleeds electronic dance into our ears via his hardware...
Keywords: techno; electronica; house; trance; live; Philippines; Manila; silverfilter
|[qd-4264] Demolee - Stars Falling - Franco Madrid|
Downtempo never sounded so smooth. What Manila-based producer Demolee does in his first full-length album, Stars Falling, is to create pretty fairy tales of melody and unhurried beats. The resulting 10-track album is chock full of jazzy relaxation that transcends country borders. Think Cafe del Manila instead of Cafe del Mar. Think of lazy breezes, meandering road trips, and star gazing on hot summer nights and you get the point...
Keywords: downtempo; chillout; chill; electronica; electronic; manila; demolee; silverfilter; easy listening; ambient
|YuMi + Acid42 - Kodomo [qd-4230] - traditional, YuMi Calderon, Lionel Valdellon|
Think of bouncing balls, building blocks, and nursery rhymes, and what you get is KODOMO (which in Japanese means "child"), a collection of 4 traditional Japanese children's songs, given a funky new synthpop spin by Japanese vocalist Yu:Mi Calderon and Filipino musician Acid42 (Lionel Valdellon). The bonus 5th song "Everybody Lies", however, is a darker take on relationships written by the collaborating duo.
|Switchboard Of Souls - Dead Of Night [qd-4225] - Christopher Quintos|
Think of menacing, grinding riffs which hearken back to mid-90s Ministry and the dark, brooding stillness of ancient ruins and maybe you'll get some sense of Switchboard Of Soul's latest darkwave opus: Dead Of Night. Once again SOS (aka Christopher Quintos) takes his love for the sinister-sounding side of electronic music and assembles a pleasant audio trip which takes you from night-time darkness straight into day.
Keywords: darkwave, industrial, electronica
|Switchboard Of Souls - Shaken Dreams [qd-4228] - Christopher Quintos|
Switchboard Of Souls' melodic surreal synths and guitar conjure images of dark blossoming flowers, his music reviving gothic '80s with 21st century technology. These dreams have been shaken, not stirred by a master of moody soundscapes. This is new new wave without the banal poetry.
Keywords: darkwave, 80s, synthpop, electronica
|Acid42 - Logue [qd-4243] - Lionel Valdellon|
It's sometimes surprising how periods of darkenss give birth to so much light. LOGUE is a collection of hopeful and melodic electronica informed by 80s new wave and minimal chord patterns, but born out of a dark period of loss and longing. Catharsis in melody, hope in creation, urban melancholia in the extreme, but spiritual reinvigoration as well. Included in the release are 3 remixes by fellow QED artists DemoLee and Evo Evolver...
Keywords: electronica, new wave, gothic, melodic, anthem
|The Foreign Agents - Glimpse + Forever [qd-4215] - The Foreign Agents|
Soothing, blissful downtempo grooves by a cosmopolitan duo with refined tastes in music and ambience. Perfect for grooving to at night on the beach, or head-nodding while sipping a drink at a lounge. Adult contemporary electronica. The Foreign Agents is a collective sharing a sonic vision of deep dubbed-out downtempo, broken beats, jazz, and a twist of soul. Founder and New York-based producer De Rigueur (Mike Reger) collaborates on these recordings with Washington DC-based vocalist mcTHC (Cecil...
Keywords: Down beat / Chill; Laidback Electronica; downtempo
|Makkina - Blissful [qd-4214] - JV Munoz|
MAKKINA (Filipino for "machine") is all about minimalist grooves and chilled downtempo drum n' bass. And Blissful accomplishes this with 8 tracks that evoke sterile antiseptic bliss and idyllic urban soundscapes as seen by a musical idealist.
Keywords: Drum & Bass; Down beat / Chill; Laidback Electronica
Downloads: 13,172 (4 reviews)
|Switchboard Of Souls - eko-lo-kashen [qd-4220] - Christopher Quintos|
Switchboard Of Souls is the brainchild of Christopher Quintos, a Fresno CA- based electronic musician who stirs darkwave and industrial music into a frothy mix of 80s new wave and gothic synthesizertunes. The 6-song, 42 minute album "eko-lo-kashen" is a moody, gothic collection of undulating darkness and pop brilliance, modern machine noise and antiseptic vocals, past and present. All that is old is new again, this time with more feeling.
Keywords: electronica, new wave,80s, synthpop
Downloads: 37,893 (1 review)
|FoodShelter&Clothing - otherpeoplessongs [qd-4242]|
From the city of Bacolod, the ever-prolific and long-lasting industrial collective known only as FoodShelter&Clothing release otherpeoplessongs, a remastering of tracks from a self-released 1997 cassette. These are lo-fidelity 80s new wave songs given new life with loops and processing.
Keywords: industrial; 80s; new wave; electronica
|Cocolulu - 8-Bit Love [qd-4244] - Mark Redito|
Cocolulu is geeky synthpop at its best. And 8-Bit Love combines a 20-something's view on life in post-Eraserheads Manila, and is filled with bright lyrics and squeaky synths. Strangely enough, the music sounds like it was lifted from a whole lot of 80s synthpop groups, which either tells you that the synth is back, or, even the youth of today are caught in a timewarp. Included in the release is a remix by Acid42 for "Panda Extravaganza".
Keywords: synthpop, nerdcore, 80s, new wave, geeky, nerdy, electronica, electronic, lo-fi, shoegazer